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Vehicle Stop Leads to Discovery of Two Smuggled Migrants

Release Date: 
May 3, 2021

YUMA, Ariz. – A report of suspicious activity led to a vehicle stop by Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents Friday morning in which two U.S. citizens were found to be smuggling two migrants.

Agents from Yuma Sector were aided by Yuma Police & a crew from Yuma Air Branch to stop a smuggling vehicle with two migrants
Agents from Yuma Sector were aided by Yuma
Police & a crew from Yuma Air Branch to stop
a smuggling vehicle with two migrants

The suspected migrants were spotted getting into a white Dodge Charger near Calexico, California.

The vehicle headed east on Interstate 8 and was located by a Yuma Air Branch air interdiction agent as it entered Yuma Sector’s area of operations.

Agents, assisted by the Yuma Police Department, conducted a vehicle stop on Avenue A and 1st Street and confirmed the suspected smuggling event. The 20-year-old driver and 18-year-old passenger, both from California, were found to have previous smuggling arrests.

Agents arrested the two smugglers and migrants and seized the vehicle.

 

Last modified: 
May 3, 2021